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Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Responds To Quora Question On How To Address Zika, Calls For Additional Funding

Newsweek: Quora Question: Hillary Clinton on How We Stop Zika in the U.S.
“Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. … Answer from Hillary Clinton, senator, secretary of state, and 2016 presidential candidate: … I recently asked two of my senior campaign advisers to go to Puerto Rico to learn more about how Zika is affecting the island and what we can do to mitigate an outbreak. One thing was clear from their discussions with local health and government officials, visits to impacted neighborhoods, and observations at women’s health clinics: We need more resources to stop the spread of this disease…” (5/1).

Quartz: Hillary Clinton: This is my plan to combat Zika
“…First, we must do everything we can to educate the public — especially pregnant women — about the dangers of Zika so that people know to protect themselves against mosquito bites and against sexual transmission of the disease. … Next, we have to develop a rapid diagnostic test for Zika … We need to invest in treatments and a vaccine. And we have to step up mosquito control and abatement, and improve access to health and family planning services…” (4/30).

TIME: Hillary Clinton Calls on Congress to Fight ‘Serious and Urgent’ Threat of Zika Virus
“… ‘We need to do everything we can to fight Zika — but we can’t do that without adequate resources,’ she wrote. ‘Congress should immediately provide emergency funding for Zika testing and treatment, mosquito control, family planning, and to support maternal and infant health’…” (4/29).

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